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1. Assess the benefits of being left brained, right brained, and whole brained, and determine the type(s) of conflicts that can be presented as a result within a group. Determine the brain type that you believe to be the most successful in today's workplace. Support your position.

2. Examine the advantages and disadvantages of administering personality tests to individuals interviewing for a job. Determine which career fields would benefit from this practice the most. Support your position and describe an experience you have had with personality tests.

3. An Entrepreneur taught workouts to new moms and the company Stroller Strides was born. Her tips for success include: 1. you create the vision, 2. delegate, 3. partner up, 4. work smart, and 5. get spousal support. Use the Internet to locate a success story of another entrepreneur who has pursued his / her passion to open a successful business (e.g., Mary Kay Ash, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Debbi Fields, etc.) and compare the tips for success that Lisa Druxman has recommended against any tips for success that have been recommended by the entrepreneur you selected. Determine the common themes among the two entrepreneurs. Explain whether you use these tips or not and the results of doing so.

4. Take a position on the following question: Are stereotypes in the workplace useful or not? Provide support for your position.

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The benefits of being left brained are the person can think in terms of abstract letters, numbers, written words, formulas, and language. The person excels in reading, writing, spelling, and math. He can work without visualizing the whole picture. Responds well to phonics and learns to spell and read well. The benefits of being right brained are that the person sees and processes information in whole, concrete images, and does not require step by step conclusion. The person is reality based because he sees the whole in concrete images. He works multi-dimensionally. He has the ability to work emotionally, intuitively, and creatively. He reacts excellently to visual images, oral discussions, and handling objects. Whole brained thinkers have developed greater percentage of their brains, especially the right hemisphere. Conflicts may occur because those who use the left brain may easily follow written or oral instructions but those who use the right brain may require a visual demonstration before they are persuaded. Conflicts may occur because left brained people may handle sequence of numbers, letters, works, sentences, and ideas easily but these are not handled easily by the right brained. The brain type that is most successful in today's workplace is the whole brained type. These people have a balance ...

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The answer to this problem explains the differences between left brained, right brained, and whole brained . The references related to the answer are also included.